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Día de los Muertos: Inés García

Senior Inés García is excited to share Día de los Muertos this year with both her family and the Gunn community.

García believes that Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is meant to be a day of celebration rather than a day of mourning. “It’s a chance to remember our ancestors and people we admire who have passed and their contributions to the world around us,” she said.

García enjoys many parts of the holiday, especially the food. “There’s this sweet bread that you eat during Día de los Muertos called pan de muerto,” she said. “It translates to ‘Bread of the Dead,’ and it has a little cross on it that signifies remembering people who have come before us.”

As Student Executive Council’s Diversity Commissioner, García has plans to share what she loves about Día de los Muertos with the campus. “We’ll be hosting our very own school altar,” she said. “I think this year, having these events that symbolize coming together is really meaningful. Día de los Muertos is also just a really fun and exciting event, and it’ll be a great opportunity to clarify what the event means and teach the community about Mexican culture.”

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